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June 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For our June meeting the HYP Book Club is joined by Stefan Hawkins, owner of Good Brotha’s Book Café, and 2021 HYP Business of the Year recipient, who also selected this month’s novel, “Post-Traumatic” by Chantal V. Johnson. 

To the outside observer, Vivian is a success story—a dedicated lawyer who advocates for mentally ill patients at a New York City psychiatric hospital. Privately, Vivian contends with the memories and aftereffects of her bad childhood—compounded by the everyday stresses of being a Black Latinx woman in America. She lives in a constant state of hypervigilant awareness that makes even a simple subway ride into a heart-pounding drama. 

For years, Vivian has self-medicated with a mix of dating, dieting, dark humor and smoking weed with her BFF, Jane. But after a family reunion prompts Vivian to take a bold step, she finds herself alone in new and terrifying ways, without even Jane to confide in, and she starts to unravel. Will she find a way to repair what matters most to her? 

A debut from a stunning talent, Post-traumatic is a new kind of survivor narrative, featuring a complex heroine who is blazingly, indelibly alive. With razor-sharp prose and mordant wit, Chantal V. Johnson performs an extraordinary feat, delivering a psychologically astute story about the aftermath of trauma.

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Details

Date:
June 26
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Organizer

Arts Committee
Email:
arts@hyp.org

Venue

Good Brotha’s Book Cafe
1419 N 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102 United States
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